The Court of Appeals for Western Missouri has granted Governor Bob Holden’s motion to dismiss a challenge of his executive order allowing many state workers to bargain collectively. In making its ruling, the Court stated the plaintiffs, led by Senate Leader Peter Kinder of Cape Girardeau, lacked standing to bring their claims in parts of the suit. It adds that even if the plaintiffs had standing, the Court still would dismiss those counts because the executive order is within the Governor’s discretion and authority and, therefore, is not actionable. The appeal was dismissed without prejudice, meaning that while the action is brought to a close on this level, the ruling is appealable